The following news announcement was posted in a recent e-newsletter issued by the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships. Veterans Green Jobs is a proud recipient of this award!
DOSP Awards $2.2 million in Energy Assistance Funding
Since 2007, the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships has awarded approximately $2 million annually to community organizations to provide energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of low-income families and nonprofit facilities.
These funds provide critical support for outreach into neighborhoods, energy assessments and audits in homes, weatherization upgrades and retrofits, and energy efficiency education to residents in over 1,000 homes across the City each year. Funding also supports energy efficiency upgrades on nonprofit facilities, helping organizations save significant resources on energy costs that can go back into providing services to Denver residents in need.
Congratulations to partners who were selected to receive funding for 2012!
Denver Urban Renewal Authority
“The Denver Urban Renewal Authority is pleased to have been selected to receive funding for the 2012 Residential and Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Services program. In implementing this program in 2011, we have found that the energy saving improvements provided by this program are valued by the low and moderate income homeowners that the Denver Urban Renewal Authority programs serve. We believe that the long term financial benefit of this program is going to serve not only the homeowners, but the community as a whole.”
Marianne LeClair, Housing Manager, DURA
Energy Outreach Colorado
“Energy Outreach Colorado is truly gratified that DOSP is continuing its support of our energy efficiency programs for nonprofits and affordable housing communities.. Together we’ve helped nearly a hundred organizations reduce their energy costs, enabling them to dedicate more of their funding to services supporting limited income Coloradans.”
Skip Arnold, Executive Director, Energy Outreach Colorado
“Receiving funding from the Energy Assistance Fund will allow us to continue to provide much-needed energy upgrades to some of Denver’s most vulnerable residents, with particular focus on low-income Spanish-speaking families who have numerous barriers to accessing other weatherization programs. We’ll be able to help 200 families reduce their energy bills by as much as $300 per year, which for a family living on the economic edge is very significant. This ongoing support from DOSP is also critical to our organization’s ability to achieve our mission, build relationships in the community, and provide job training and economic opportunities.”
Wendy Hawthorne, Executive Director, Groundwork Denver
Mile High Youth Corps
“Mile High Youth Corps is pleased to strengthen our partnership with the City through our award from the 2012 Residential and Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Services program. With this funding, Mile High Youth Corps will continue building a green path out of poverty for youth. By integrating paid work experience installing energy efficiency measures in low-income households with career exploration, education, and life skills training, we can continue to make positive changes in both young adults’ lives and the communities they live in.”
Kelly Causey, Executive Director, MHYC
Veterans Green Jobs
“VGJ is excited about the opportunity to expand our valuable partnership with the City of Denver. Through this grant and by working together, we will make a positive impact on our communities by providing home weatherization and energy efficiency services to financially strapped families, ensuring the homes we serve are healthy and safe, and creating jobs for military veterans.”
Chuck Watkins, Senior Director, Veterans Green Jobs